Bicester sailors help break world record

Bicester sailors Harvey and Cameron Attrill during the Bart's Bash at Great Moor Sailing Club
Bicester sailors Harvey and Cameron Attrill during the Bart's Bash at Great Moor Sailing Club
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Several Bicester sailors helped break the world record at Great Moor Sailing Club when thousands of people from around the globe took part in the Bart’s Bash.

The Bart’s Bash is a sailing race that set a new Guinness world record for the largest sailing race held within 24 hours. It was run to remember British Olympic gold medallist Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson and to inspire the next generation of sailors.

The event attracted over 30,000 participants of all ages and abilities, taking part at more than 700 sailing clubs in 68 different countries and raised over £300,000.

Around 66 boats and 130 sailors were on the waters at Buckingham’s Great Moor Sailing Club, including Bicester’s Amy Attrill, who came third in the junior class in her 420 sailing dinghy named WHAM alongside her younger brother Morgan.

Also helping to break the world record was Harvey Attrill. Despite having a broken leg, Harvey sailed with his dad Mark and Barry Auger from the yacht racing team BOB, while Amy’s older brother Cameron Attrill (also from the BOB yacht racing team) raced in his Laser 2 race dinghy called FiZZie.